Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hijab At Your Wedding

Hijab is not just a covering of your head or a sense of fashion but rather it is a mark of piety and symbol of faith. Wearing it you are pleasing Allah and you would also be rewarded. It should totally be on the understanding you are doing it to please the Almighty not merely to please your parents or spouses.

Alhamdulillah many sisters have the practice of wearing hijab from their teens even though it is not enforced as a law especially in non-Muslim countries. We are also able to witness women in Islam working in various sectors but still guard their chastity and their modesty by wearing the hijab.

Sisters wearing hijab and modest clothing beautiful in the eyes of Allah take a complete change when it comes to one important event of their lives, their weddings. Marriage is a sacred covenant between the husband and wife and Allah it is also a start of a new life which they will have to start with the blessings and happiness of Allah but what is it that most of them pay attention to? Yes, the beauty from the eyes of others and appreciation of the creations and they completely forget the creator.

And unfortunately sisters also have a 'excuses' for removing the hijab.
'It is grandeur without hijab'
'It is just one day, it is not a 'big sin' '
'I look beautiful without hijab in my wedding dress'

SubhanAllah, these are not accepted excuses but a plainly being caught into the desires of this world forgetting of the hereafter. Hijab is an outfit of honour, women should practice this even on the greatest covenant with Allah their marriage.

Hijab has been mentioned in the Al- Quran as follows -

"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies . That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful." [33:59]

“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons or their sisters' sons, or their women or the servants whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss.” (Quran 24:31)

Hijab is a clothing of honour given by Allah to women. Refrain from removing your hijab on your wedding day.